Music Institute veterans Chez Damier and Kai Alcé were in Detroit for techno’s birth, but they both explore a broader house sound than most of the locals that that seminal club hosted. Damier has spent much of his career back in Chicago, where he has collaborated with Ron Trent and mentored a new generation on New Balance. Meanwhile, Alcé has drawn on the sounds of his NYC birthplace and his Atlanta home to establish N.D.ATL Muzik—if you listen close, you might catch some echoes of his Caribbean youth and his father’s jazz habit too. With residents Free Magic and Faso.
Sat., Feb. 11, 11 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 1, 2012